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    October 5, 2012
    4:30 - 4:59am EDT  

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medicare fraud sting. federal agents arrested people in baton rouge, brooklyn, chicago, dallas, houston, los angeles, and miami. the charges involve alleged treatment and services which were either not needed or in some cases never even provided. the u.s. attorney general says the fraud amounts to nearly $430 million in false billings. >> the total includes over $230 million in home health care fraud. more than $100 million in mental health care fraud. and approximately $49 million in ambulance transportation fraud. >> prosecutors say alpha ambulance in los angeles is responsible for the transportation fraud. four top people in the company were arrested because of this. two defendants allegedly instructed employees to document a reason for runs even if one didn't exist. under new penalties some defendants could face up to 20 to 50 years in prison. a film dramatizing the death of osama bin laden will debut next month on "national
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geographic" channel. its debut timed to come just two days before the presidential election. s.e.a.l. team 6 the raid on osama bin laden is from the weinstein company and voltage films. the co-chairman harvey weinstein is a prominent fundraiser for the obama re- election campaign. the president of "national geographic" says the film's air date is not political. owens said the date was scheduled to start the channel 12 season. the u. n. security council condemned syria for shelling a town in turkey. it left five people dead and dozens more injured. >> this is the first time the full security council has agreed to a resolution against syria. the council said the attack on turkey points at how the battle in syria has an impact on the region. monica villamizar has more. >> reporter: turkey's parliament said it's not declaring war on its neighbor. the government can now send
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troops or war planes across the border to attack syrian targets if turkey feels threatened. the turkish military fired for a second straight day. a rocket launched from syria hit a turkish town killing two women and three children. residents say they feel the war next door has spilled over. he says we are scared to death of when another bomb will strike. syria has apologized for the incident and claims it was an accident. europe and the u.s. both military allies of turkey condemned the border shelling. >> i once again urge the syrian authorities to end the violence and fully respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of all neighboring countries. >> reporter: anti-war protestors clashed in the turkish capital. demonstrators marched to
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parliament they chanted "we don't want war." syria assured world leaders there won't be another border incident. monica villamizar, cbs news. >> rebel groups have been using turkish territory as a base to take down government troops. d.c. police are investigating allegations that a guard sexually assaulted an inmate. sources tell wtop radio the guard allegedly removed an inmate from his cell in the d.c. jail, took him to an area with no security cameras and then sexually assaulted him. the sources also say a second guard witnessed the assault but didn't report it and according to w top sources a third guard witnesses and didn't report the incident. fairfax police released the sketch of a man wanted for fondling at least five women in springfield, virginia. the most recent attack was tuesday night on the avenue. the woman was groped in front of her daughter. the same street two weeks earlier another woman was groped and detectives believe
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there cod be even more victims. they're asking anyone with information or who may have been attacked to please come forward. police in fairfax are also searching for a missing high school senior. investigators believe bryan glenn may be an endangered runaway. he was last seen on the school grounds of woodson high school on monday morning but didn't go to class. yesterday police returned to the park looking for clues. glenn's car was found there this week. inside detectives found a dunkin' donuts receipt. >> we nobly yank is out there. and we want -- know bryan is out there. and we want him to know that he's going to be okay and we're going to get him home. >> fairfax police call the disappearance unusual but not suspicious. the university of maryland college park is dealing with a bedbug infestation. >> the problem appears to be centered around south campus commons number 7. students
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first began noticings them during the second week of school. ken molestina has more. >> this is like after the treatment happened still continuing to get bitten. >> reporter: she lives in one of the dorm style apartments that has been overcome by bedbugs. >> our apartment. >> reporter: this video shows the conditions they've been forced to live in. her and her roommate have had to put their belongings in bags, strip their beds of sheets and empty out entire closets of clothing in order to try and rid their rooms of the bedbugs. >> the bites would show up every morning. >> reporter: they say exterminators have been in the apartment several times but they keep waking up with bedbug bites. >> only after i found a bug in my room did they take action. >> reporter: during a phone conversation an out of town spokesperson says two separate units have been affected in building 7. he cited it was not in their protocol to disclose that information publicly. however, he did say they were alerted to the problem in late september and described the bedbug issue as an increasing
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problem. >> the stress that we've all been through is like really crazy because we're just really worried right now about spreading it. off my walls. >> reporter: now both are hoping the age sects are gone once and for all to refocus on their studies. >> we can't keep living like this. >> we're all stressed. it's painful and itchy to be bitten by the insects and we can't focus to be students at maryland. >> reporter: that spokesman i had a phone conversation earlier with today from capstone says they're urging anyone with problems to let them know. but as you just saw, this issue is very much still ongoing. it is not resolved in these students say their patience is running out. we're in college park, ken molestina, 9news now. here's a look at the other stories making news now this morning. cbs news has learned investigators are looking into the possibility of border
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patrol agent killed earlier this week died from friendly fire. nicholas ivie and two other agents came under attack in arizona on tuesday morning. at this point there's no word yet on why friendly fire is being considered a pocket but the news -- possibility but the news comes with word from mexican police they have arrested two people in connection with the shooting. one of charles manson's followers has been recommended for parole. on the eve of his 70th birthday. bruce davis was convicted with manson for the murders of two musicians and he's been in prison since 1972. a parole board determined in 2010 davis was ready for release. but then governor arnold schwarzenegger reversed that decision. governor jerry brown has the final say on decisions by the current parole board. mechanics in american airlines will begin fixing those seats that were coming loose in some of its planes. 48 of its 757s had issues with
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the seats coming loose. three american planes recently had them -- happen when it was in flight. the airline engineers figured out that additional preventative steps to upgrade the mechanism that locks the seats to the floor. 50 flights were canceled yesterday and another 44 will be scrubbed today to finish the work. the time right now is 4:38. enjoy today. it could be one of the last warm days of the year. howard is back in two minutes with today's forecast. >> and at 4:42. american brokerage firms pull offices out of europe. >> more on that at 4:52. >> happy friday. we're back with your weather first in two minutes.
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welcome back. 4:40. on this friday morning. you might need a little jacket early. we've got some temps in the 50s in the suburbs but what a beautiful day we're going to have. 77, kids might want to wear a short sleeve shirt to the bus stop. a beautiful 78 still at 6:00 p.m. right now here's beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. good morning howard, a pretty decent start. northbound i-95. they didn't do any overnight road work and you don't have that problem as you go up to stafford into quantico and triangle and dumfries and the beltway. overnight roadwork southbound 95 in thornburg still in place but not causing a delay here. mike back to you. thank you beverly. we're following breaking news now at 4:41. this is coming from the associated press. israeli police are saying an american tourist has opened fire at a resort. it's called the red sea resort hotel. we don't have very much apparently an american tourist opening fire in israel at a
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resort. the red sea resort hotel. one person is reportedly dead. we're still getting information, this is coming in again from the associated press. we'll bring you more as soon as we get it. jess? thank you mike. we are watching your money. all eyes are on the monthly jobs report that's out this morning. economists predict the unemployment rate will inch up to 8.2% in september from 8.1% the month before. now yesterday the government said 367,000 americans applied for first time unemployment benefits last week. that's up slightly from the previous week but still it's fewer than what wall street was expecting. here's how stocks reacted -- nice day for the dow. mortgage rates at another record low. second straight week. mortgage buyer freddie mac says the average rate on a 30 year loan is 3.36%. record low rates have led more
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homeowners to refinance and experts say that trend could help jump-start the economy. charles schwab and td ameritrade are shutting down some of their european businesses. they say trading has slowed so much in europe it's not cost- effective for them to do business in the region. stock trading in europe is at its lowest level in three years because of continued concerns about the economy and the euro. doctors expect a deadly meningitis outbreak to keep growing. >> we're going to have more on that story plus your weather first when we return in just two minutes.
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wow. >> yeah. >> okay. >> i think it's going to be a beautiful day. >> go ahead jess take it away. howard bernstein is here with your weather first. >> i think we can charge a premium fee for a web feed in- between commercial breaks. it's a business idea right there. >> a business idea there. >> all right. >> how's it looking howard? >> looking beautiful this
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morning. >> great. >> beautiful, it's going to be a great day. tomorrow is going to be the transition day and then sunday, this looks cool and even kind of damp around here. we could lose 20 degrees between saturday and sunday. we'll find some of them back early next week but it's going to be a big change. here's a look at your day planner on this -- this -- what is it? >> friday! >> really howard? >> why would i not remember that? it's friday. in fact i'm not even sure i'm in the right rundown right now. i'm not even on the right rundown. the seven day forecast and there's that kill that's coming here on -- chill that's coming here on sunday. all right, let's get going. bus stop forecast. just discombobulated this morning. 50s and 60 this has morning, mayly clear skies with patchy fog and the bus stop. and sunrise at 7:08. now we're in gear. the day planner hey it's going to be gorgeous today. by lunchtime 77 degrees. as we head toward this afternoon, highs will get into the low 80s and 81 at 3:00. winds west to southwest 5 to 10
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and this evening 71. high school football, looks fantastic tonight. temperatures falling back into the 60s. this morning we've got 50s out to the west in vienna and great falls at 56. leesburg is 57. it's 57 in rockville. 64 though andrews that's one of the warm spots this morning with bowie at 57 and here in town, looking good. got good clear skies this morning. great visibility. 64 at national with calm winds and the humidity at 75%. we dried out a lot since yesterday morning. when we had some of the fog around. want to show you the cold air that's coming. that's the problem for the weekend. especially sunday. got 40s even 30s in some areas in the northern rockies and northern plains today. watch how the cool air mass shoots south and east. by tomorrow dallas in the 50s and lexington in the 50s and we'll be in the 70s here. but in the afternoon, here comes the cold front and by sunday, we're going to be in the 50s. and it looks like we're going to have some showers arnold. in fact we'll be in the 60s in jackson and dallas at 62. so a lot of the country by sunday will be far cooler than
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it is this morning. watching this storm system in south central canada brought upwards of a foot of snow into northwestern minnesota. this morning the showers are coming across illinois and indiana and michigan. that's ahead of the cold front which will be here tomorrow afternoon. ahead of it though, we'll have sunshine, a nice warm southwesterly breeze. it's going to be fantastic this afternoon. here's a look at the futurecast. no problems today. going up to pennsylvania, northern pennsylvania you may run into a shower late this afternoon into tonight. tomorrow morning, we start fine we're still in the warm air tomorrow morning. here comes the front. we're all right into the afternoon and by lunchtime but look in the afternoon, as we get a few showers maybe a thunderstorm to pop. by 6:00, ocean city, louis, delaware down to reedville. richmond, williamsburg they'll be seeing the showers can then the cooler air -- and then the cooler air moves in. then by sunday the rain and showers will be developing and i know the skins are home sunday.
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tailgaters bundle up it won't be pretty. 83 today. beautiful. tomorrow 78 with an afternoon shower or two. sunday, yellow alert day. cool, damp, showers. maybe even a period of rain. 55. yeah, 78 saturday, 55 sunday. we return columbus day to about 62. tuesday 70 and for the nats coming back home for game three. 72 degrees and slight chance of a shower. now to beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. howard, good morning. good friday morning. you know for many this is a long holiday weekend. with monday being columbus day. so we will anticipate lighter volume for the morning rush hour. route 1 at south glebe road. just a little bit west of route 1 and east of arlington ridge. glebe road is closed because a vehicle took out a utility pole an hour or so ago. this stretch of south glebe road just west of route 1 and east of arlington ridge is going to be closed for a little while at least a portion of the roadway. utility crews think they'll be
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working until around noon. just a heads-up there. open on route 1 though and open on 395 going up to the 14th street bridge. 66 no early issues essentially. front royal heading into fall church and on into rosslyn in good shape on 66 past route 7. if you travel the maryland beltway they're picking up the roadwork they have been doing in silver spring on the outer loop passing new hampshire avenue nice light volume going up to 270. no early issues and 95 in maryland. your next timesaver traffic is at 4:56. mike jessica back to you. thank you bev. health officials are expecting an outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that we've heard about recently. they're expecting it to grow. 26 people in five states have already become sick including four people who died. >> all of the victims received steroid injections which
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experts think contained fungal meningitis. >> just sort of thought okay we're going to research this. and of course the more i researched it, the more worried i get. >> reporter: manurer is one of 400 patients who got a call from a tennessee clinic saying they may have been exposed to fungal meningitis. it's not contagious. the outbreak was discovered two weeks ago in tennessee where 18 cases have been reported and there are also a handful of cases in virginia, maryland, florida and north carolina. four victims have died. all got sick after getting steroid injections most for back pain. >> we have not seen anything like this where a medication injected into the spinal fluid has caused infection. so we're in new territory here. >> reporter: meningitis is an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness and fever.
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the incubation period is between two and 28 days so there may be some people who are infected but don't know it yet. >> these symptoms are not as dramatic and they come on gradually. >> reporter: sue manor is hopeful she stays healthy. >> i'm sort of trying not to you know, think of it as being possibly me. in a day or two. >> reporter: and if she starts to feel any symptoms she'll call the hospital right away. have knee that fire for cbs news, new york. >> it's issued a recall last week and has shut down the operations. there's a new study out that shows free birth control can lower the number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions. researchers at washington university school of medicine gave 9,000 women free birth control for four years. now during that time the abortion rates for that group were up to 78% lower than the national arch. researchers say -- average. researchers say about 50% of
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all u.s. pregnancies unplanned. teenagers who smoke are more likely to die of heart disease later in life even if they eventually quit. a new study in the journal of american college of cardiology followed 28,000 men for 30 years after college. they found that those who smoked and then quit in the middle age still had a 29% higher risk of dying from heart disease. the odds were worse for the men who never quit. their risk of dying early from heart disease doubles. a study in the new england journal of medicine finds that wrinkle fighter can calm an overactive bladder. researchers found more than 250 women with incontinence for six months they found a one time botox injection in the bladder reduced the urge to go to the bathroom as well as did a daily prescription pill. for many of the women their incontinence completely went away. time right now is 4:53 which makes it time for the question of the morning --
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can i pick all three? is that possible? log on to the wusa9 facebook fan page and leave your response. i'm going with overalls, we'll reveal the answer during the 6:00 hour. i'm eric pierce, sunday morning on "biocentury this week," more regulation or jobs? that's the trade-off for biotechs on wall street? watch "biocentury this week" this week sunday at 8:30,
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welcome back. 4:56. your weather first and a little cool this morning but a beautiful day ahead with plenty of sunshine. temperatures will climb nicely here by 11:00 to 74. winds turn west to southwest this afternoon. that will boost temps to about 83 for the high and you're going home this afternoon at 5:00. it's going to be gorgeous and 80. beverly? howard, we're looking good out there. out of southern maryland, 210
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corridor, 301, 5, no accidents, from police here's the beltway. route 4 corridor looking good here with no problems to report prince george's county beltway. your next timesaver traffic is at 5:01. back to you jessica. thanks beverly. no place like home. there's no place like home. a "wizard of oz" reunion more than 70 years in the making, dorothy's ruby red slippers will follow the yellow brick road to anklet in london. on display along with the dress together for the first time since the movie was filmed. a departure ceremony is planned for tuesday. an oscar new mexico knee is the victim of -- nominee is the victim of a jewel heist. >> teresa garcia has those stories and more. >> reporter: police are trying to track down a thief who stole $127,000 worth of jewelry from actress julianne moore. the oscar nominee was shooting
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a movie in canada this summer while as many as two dozen construction workers had access to the new york city apartment. she says ten pieces of jewelry were swiped. they're not in kansas anymore. the ruby slip fresh the "wizard of oz" and the blue and white dress judy garland wore are going on display in london this month. the shoes are on loan from the smithsonian. the dress is privately owned. this will be the first time dorothy's costume has been together since the movie was made in 1939. welcome to the butter competition! >> jennifer garner was in new york promoting her new comedy "butter." it centers around a butter carving contestant in iowa. she plays an ultra competitive woman who wants to be governor. >> i wasn't trying to be any one person. more just -- making her up. >> reporter: "butter" also stars hugh jackman and olivia
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wilde and it opens today. mary elizabeth winsted attended the premiere of her new film "smashed." >> stop drinking. >> are you pregnant? >> reporter: it's in theaters next week. that's your eye on entertainment. teresa garcia, cbs news, hollywood. >> decent movies coming out. good morning, you're watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm jessica doyle in for andrea roane. >> happy friday. i'm mike hydeck, the lovely beverly farmer is in with traffic. monika samtani will be back next week. howard bernstein starts us off. not going to finish so hot. i know there's some folks who like rain okay? i'm going to tell you -- >> who are these people? >> i got an e-mail from a guy, or a handwritten letter from a guy. wasn't happy when you said you shouldn't be upset when it's going to rain. rain is good. not on is sunday. rain is not good on a sunday with lots of things going on like the taste of